As a prelude to the launch edition of Frontier Imaginaries opening May 14th across both IMA and the QUT Art Museum, the Australian Cinémathèque is proud to host the new cinélecture DASH, by Singaporean artist Ho Rui An.
DASH begins with footage of an accident captured from a dashcam. Reflecting on this new cinematic viewpoint from behind the dashboard, the lecture considers how the affects of anticipation and anxiety thus generated figure within a risk-managed and financially hedged era. Of special interest are the futures thinking and "horizon scanning" programmes run by the Singapore government. As a close examination of such programmes reveals, the central element of the apparatus is not the algorithm but the analyst.
Commissioned by Frontier Imaginaries with the support of the National Art Council Singapore, and co-presented with QUT Art Museum. Frontier Imaginaries is a multi-platform project established through the IMA Curatorial Fellowship.